The best beach hotels in Greece

Are you dreaming of a holiday in the Greek Islands? Perhaps considering them as your destination for a summer trip this year? Thanks to the increased airline routes from Athens, your dream is much easier to fulfil today than it was years ago. All you need to do is find the accommodation that best suits your travel needs: whether you want to explore new places on your own or prefer a vacation by the sea enjoying the company of your loved ones, there is a perfect hotel in Greece for you.

Locals and those who are well acquainted with this region will recommend Naxos for a family trip, Santorini for a romantic escape and Mykonos for breathtaking travel photography. However, there is a lot more to discover in the islands of Crete, Paros, Milos or Rhodes. What is more, less popular places will surely be less crowded even during the summer months. See our recommended hotels in the Greek Islands below.

3-star hotel in Naxos

The Naxos Resort Beach Hotel in Greece is conveniently situated next to the harbour in an area known for its wide array of fine restaurants, also close to St. George beach. Travellers interested in history will like the proximity to Naxos Archaeological Museum and the Old Town –within 2 kilometres- and the complimentary shuttle to Naxos island airport. The facilities feature free WiFi, a swimming pool with kids’ area, poolside bar, sauna, gym and spa.

Besides, the couple and family-friendly rooms of this accommodation in Naxos are fully equipped and have private balconies with views. The onsite bar offers Greek and international dishes and is open to requests to fit special diets. Guests have the chance to sign up for outdoor activities such as hiking tours, windsurfing, diving and snorkelling or rent a bike to get around the island.

4-star hotel in Crete: Libyan Princess resort near Elafonissi beach

This good value for money hotel near the beach in Crete (Greek Islands) puts an airport transfer service at its guests’ disposal, picking them up at Chania International. It stands 13 kilometres away from Elafonissi and within short walking distance of other nearby beaches. The facilities feature a wellness centre and an open-air pool, and the multilingual staff will gladly assist travellers who wish to hire a car to take a road trip around the island.

The rooms of this accommodation in Crete have a hint of luxury and amenities like flat-screen TV, in-room safe, minibar, private bathroom with Jacuzzi, clothes-dryer and balcony. For breakfast, guests are offered a diversity of vegetarian, gluten-free and continental options.

5-star hotel in Mykonos, Greece

When looking for a beach hotel in Greece, the Mykonos Blanc is highly recommended. We are talking about a property located really close to Ornos beach, providing travellers with both airport transfers and premium car services to the beach area. The premises include an outdoor tropical pool, a gym and an onsite restaurant serving Japanese and Mediterranean dishes.

Among the extensive variety of accommodation options in the Greek Islands, this luxury hotel in Mykonos stands out for its in-room amenities (exclusive toiletries, soundproofed windows, mini fridge and terrace with views), as well as for the quality of its room service and varied continental breakfast. You may book a suite, a honeymoon room, a family unit or a VIP room.

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Cayman Islands: flights, airport and hotels

Although the Cayman Islands are certainly a dream vacation destination to many, and the perfect luxury beach trip for others, there is something for everyone in this British island territory in the Caribbean Sea (found between Mexico and Jamaica), from shopping to activities in nature, unless all you want to do in this little piece of paradise is chill and lie in the sun while taking pics to post on your Instagram account. The archipelago, which comprises the islands of Grand Cayman -home to the capital city, George Town-, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, boasts white sand beaches, barrier reefs, great spots for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming with stingrays, a turtle conservation center and plenty of opportunities for sailing and touring the surroundings by boat. In this post, we will recommend some of the best hotels and resorts in Seven Mile Beach (Grand Cayman), provide tips on how to get to the main international airport and catch flights to two secondary airports, and give you some additional accommodation options for your holiday.

Which airport do you fly into the Cayman Islands?

Vacation goers flying from overseas typically land in Cayman Islands‘ primary International air travel hub: Owen Roberts International airport in Grand Cayman, which not only handles operations to and from destinations abroad, but is also busy with daily domestic routes to and from the airports of the minor islands, namely Charles KirkConnel airport in Cayman Brac and Edward Bodden airport in Little Cayman, operated by the regional airline Cayman Airways. Travellers arriving through Owen Roberts airport to the islands have taxis, buses, limousine services and rental cars at their disposal to transfer to their hotel or resort after landing.

Flights to Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean

Air Canada, Westjet, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United and Cayman Airways operate flights to Owen Roberts International airport in Grand Cayman all year round, thus linking the capital of the Cayman Islands to airports across North America and Europe like London Heathrow, Toronto Pearson, Charlotte Douglas, Dallas Fort-Worth, Miami, Kingston, Houston, Newark, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and JFK.

How to get to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman

The best option to enjoy and explore the minor islands is to take a one day-trip either by air or by boat, the latter option offering plenty of possibilities to join snorkelling and scuba diving tours. Should you choose to catch a Cayman Airways domestic flight for this one day-excursion and fly back to Grand Cayman before the night falls, know that you will need to book a seat towards Charles Kirkconnel airport if you choose Cayman Brac, and to Edward Bodden airport to visit Little Cayman.

Hotels in Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

This 4-star seaside hotel in Seven Mile Beach has an onsite spa, several lounges and restaurants, and outdoor swimming pools with cabanas. Its guest rooms, which may feature either pool or ocean views, are spacious and equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning, mini fridge, marble bath and private terrace balcony.

Seven Mile Beach Resort

This 3-star resort is located within short walking distance of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman and only a 10-minute drive from Owen Roberts International airport. It offers a wide range of amenities that include outdoor pool and hot tub, onsite parking and free WiFi, as well as family apartments fully equipped with kitchenette, TV, DVD player and bathroom.

Other holiday accommodation in the Cayman Islands

Sea Breeze in West Bay, Grand Cayman

This 4-star apartment complex by the sea features an open-air pool, a gym, free parking spaces, complimentary WiFi internet for guests and a garden. During your stay, you can enjoy four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a kitchen, a patio affording pool views, a hot tub, access to a private beach and both living and dining spaces.

Blue Water Villa in Driftwood Village

This private villa in Grand Cayman offers beautiful sea views, a private pool, air conditioning and free WiFi, roughly 14 kilometers from George Town, the capital city. The property owners will cater to your every need as a traveller by putting 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at your disposal, alongside bed linen and towels, a kitchen with appliances, a TV set and a balcony overlooking the garden.

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Hotels in Venice Beach (Los Angeles, California)

Who hasn’t dreamed of watching a sunset in Venice Beach? If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles (California) in the United States, and would like to enjoy everything this area has to offer, finding an accommodation that is close to the seashore is probably the best you can do, since it is there where the majority of musicians and performers, indie and vintage stores, cool cafés, tattoo shops and surf schools concentrate, not to mention that it all happens in front of the magnificent bay views. In other words, if you love the beach lifestyle, this is the perfect spot to stay in LA. To reach it, we recommend renting a car upon your arrival at Los Angeles International airport, which in turn will give you independence to get around the city and help you save time and money.

Once you are outside the passenger-only baggage claim area, look for the “rental car shuttles” purple sign in the public arrivals zone. Shuttle buses pick up travellers regularly at every terminal building and leave them at the parking lot where the car rental offices in Los Angeles airport are; you will be able to choose among renowned companies like Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Payless, and even some of the most trusted firms in Europe such as Avis, Hertz and Sixt.

Beach vacation in Los Angeles, California

Getting to Venice Beach from LAX by car will take less than 25 minutes: when exiting the TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal) take World Way, continue to Sepulveda Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard towards North Venice Boulevard, and finally Crescent will lead you to 1968 Electric Avenue, within short walking distance of the beach.

In this post, we suggest three different hotels in Venice Beach that boast an excellent location, are known for providing top-notch guest services and, at the same time, can fit into different travel budgets.

The Venice on the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles, California

This 2-star accommodation in LA is located at Ocean Front Walk, just one minute from the seashore on foot and so offering breathtaking sea views. While staying here, guests will enjoy comfortable rooms with complimentary WiFi, cable TV, private fridge, a communal terrace where they can sunbathe and an onsite convenience store. This hotel in Venice Beach is particularly indicated for those who want to explore as much as they can, practice water sports and enrol in a variety of activities, since they will be able to join windsurf workshops and fishing gatherings, rent bikes to get to the Santa Monica Pier or visit the Marina del Rey area and the Venice Skate Park, to mention but a few possibilities. Aside from the nearby LAX, other airports serving Venice Beach are Hollywood Burbank (26,5 kilometres away) and Long Beach airport (34,3 kilometres away). The reception staff, who speaks English and Spanish, will gladly assist you with paid parking spots inside the facilities, luggage storage services and tourist info.

The Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach

Former guests have chosen this 4-star accommodation in Los Angeles, California, precisely because it is right in the heart of Venice Beach, in a perfect spot to enjoy the vibrant life of the area and a short stroll away from the sand. A bit more luxurious than our previous suggestion, this hotel in Los Angeles features cosy rooms with free WiFi, most of them with a balcony, living area, flat-screen TV and coffee machine. Moreover, guests receive extras like a free pass to the gym and access to a rooftop lounge and an onsite restaurant. During their stay, travellers love to skate, practice surf, dine either at the hotel or outside and visit the many art galleries, museums and shops in the vicinity. All rooms and suites have extralarge beds and can accommodate up to four people at once. If you hire a car to get around LA on your trip, you will also be able to commute easily to landmarks like Third Street Promenade, Farmer’s Market and the Walk of Fame; there are parking spots available for a surcharge.

2-star accommodation in Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, California

The Venice Beach Suites & Hotel is conveniently situated right by the beach and is another affordable option close to our first recommendation. Its main advantage being the location on the beachfront, travellers may like the idea of staying in fully-equipped studios with kitchenette and complimentary WiFi which make them feel just like at home. Furthermore, there are valuable extras offered by this hotel in Los Angeles that include USB stations in the rooms, private bathroom with toiletries, a business centre and complimentary chairs, umbrellas and towels to be used either at the beach or on the rooftop terrace featuring breathtaking ocean views. As it was the case with the options above, guests enjoy the possibility to enrol in a variety of tours, water sports and activities as well as commute easily by bike or car to the most popular landmarks in the city.

Would you like to keep on searching to get exactly what you are looking for? You may be about to find your perfect hotel in Venice Beach.